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Articles from the June 21, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 21, 2018

Flag Day Tradition - One of Honor & Respect

SWAN VALLEY – "It's a matter of respect," said 20-year retired Navy veteran Edward Klassen as he carefully folded a faded, worn American flag. Klassen and his wife Heidi, also a 20-year retired...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Big Larch Cleanup Set in Motion

SEELEY LAKE- Big Larch Campground, which has been closed for overnight use this season, could be open by mid-July, according to the Forest Service. At the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting on...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Airplane Fly-in Held to Show Support for Backcountry Airstrips

SEELEY LAKE - Over the weekend, the Recreational Aviation Foundation hosted a fly-in event at the Seeley Lake Airport to show its support for small, backcountry airstrips in rural communities....

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 21, 2018

Potomac Rendezvous - Fun for the Whole Family

POTOMAC - The Blackfoot Rendezvous made more than $2,500 from the day-long event. It will help fund the Potomac School Explorers Program. Supporters were pleased to see such a great turnout of hardy...

 
 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Flag Burning 101 - Americans' Right to Protest

Senator Steve Daines of Montana, I am sad to say, just announced that he introduced a constitutional amendment in the U.S. Senate to outlaw burning the flag. Here is my message to Senator Daines regarding this misguided effort: “You don’t truly...

 

Thank You Montanans

Dear people of the great state of Montana – The past February, my third-grade students wrote letters to small town newspapers around our country. The letters asked people in each state to send...

 

Speak Out for Change in Immigration Policy

Children are the most precious gift; to the parents, to the future of a nation and the future of humankind. Without children there is no future. Yes, parents are responsible for their children and in bringing them up for the future of the nation and...

 

A Reformed Hippie

We'll just call him M.C. I don't remember where I met him but his story was quite fascinating. He sez he was living in a eucalyptus tree down California way. Working just enough jobs to keep him in we...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Council Gives Seeley Lake ROCKS Community Trails Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council moved on June 11 to award the responsibility of trail maintenance and improvements to Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) and disband the council’s trail committee. Council...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Maddox Helms Kids' Fishing Tournament for the First Time

SEELEY LAKE- Seeley Lake's annual Kids' Fishing Tournament is passing into new hands this year as Bobby Maddox takes over as the event's organizer from Gary Ikerd who began the event in 2002. Maddox...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Salvage Project Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment

SEELEY LAKE - Public comment is now being accepted on the Rice Ridge Fire Salvage Environmental Assessment (EA). A meeting June 27 will be held to share findings of the recently completed analysis. “Public response, along with the analysis of...

 
 By Dan Rogers    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Challenges Facing Bonneville Power Administration

At Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC), we often tout the many benefits of purchasing all of our power from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). However, it is the members of MEC who truly benefit from this relationship and its access to what is ar...

 
 By Joann Wallenburn    News    June 21, 2018

Invasive Mussels in Montana - What's the Latest?

I thought I'd write an info-piece about what happened in 2017 and what's happening in 2018 regarding the invasive mussels in Tiber and Canyon Ferry (maybe!) and what we're doing locally to Protect...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 21, 2018

Purchase of Replacement Engine Approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved $50,000 for the purchase of a used Type 6 Wildland Fire Engine at a special meeting June 13. Fire Chief Dave Lane took the Department’s Type 6 engine 716 out of service earlier this spring after...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Local Photographer Displays Gallery on Aging and Loss

MISSOULA - Seeley Lake artist Juan de Santa Anna has a month-long gallery show at Interim Healthcare in Missoula. The show opened at June's First Friday event and is based on the experiences of de...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Free Concert in Ovando Honors Community's Hospitality

OVANDO - Ovandoans were treated to a free concert Friday, June 15 in honor of their community and the hospitality they show to bikers along the Great Divide long-distance biking route. Ben Weaver, a...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 21, 2018

New Hires and Contracts Top School Board Discussion

POTOMAC - Resignations, the contract with the Potomac Greenough Community Center (PGCC) and Explorers funding were the main topics of discussion at the Potomac School Board meeting June 11. With five resignations at the end of this school year, Potom...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 21, 2018

New Lodge Enhances Guests' Experience at The Lodges

SEELEY LAKE – Owner of The Lodges on Seeley Lake Kerry and Brian Bertsch always dreamed of having a main lodge. Now after owning the resort for 22 years, their dream is a reality. They have...

 

Shirley Irene Mackie May 2, 1932 ~ June 12, 2018

SEELEY LAKE - Shirley Irene Mackie, 86, of Seeley Lake, MT, passed away on Tuesday, June 12 of natural causes. She passed at her home with her children and grandchildren at her bedside. She was... Full story

 

Table Talk

It has recently become very easy to jump on the bandwagon of lament, crying, “The world is so divided!” While the lament may be true, getting stuck in lament is not helpful. As a follow-up to my last contribution to this column, “A Different...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 21, 2018

Local Newspapers Recognized at Statewide Convention

BILLINGS - The Seeley Swan Pathfinder won 12 awards in the 2018 Better Newspaper Awards Division 1 at the 133rd Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association. Lincoln's Blackfoot Valley...

 

Community Briefs

Some Seeley District Roads Remain Closed Due to Flooding SEELEY LAKE - Roads on the Seeley Lake Ranger District are still experiencing impacts from flooding. Several roads continue to have closure orders in place. The following roads remain closed:...

 
 By Tom Welsch    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Rosendale Not Who He Claims to Be - Not Right for Montana

GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale is not the person he claims to be and is not particularly well informed or interested in protecting Montanans. He is not right for Montana. He has never been a rancher, despite using the title. In 2002 he bought a...

 
 By Mark Hull    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Rosendale - Not a Man of His Word

In a state like Montana where hard work is valued and our word is our bond, you would think that Matt Rosendale would make an effort to follow through on his commitment to attend the first debate of the election. Instead, Rosendale decided to take a...

 

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